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Cosmic numbers : the numbers that define our universe, James D. Stein
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 Summary
 "Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children, and continues, for most of us, throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes, and end up balancing check books and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. And there are some numbers whose importance even transcends the supernaturalthese numbers work to explain our universe and how it behaves. In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the great numbers in that define our world. Some numbers, like the speed of light and absolute zero, are well known to the general public. Others, such as Boltzmann's constant and the Chandrasekhar limit, are known only to those with a deep knowledge of science. But these numbers do far more than the average person might dare to imagine: they tell us how this world began, the way we were and the way we are, and what the future holds. Stein reveals the manner in which certain cosmic numbers came to light, the dramatis personae involved, and cuttingedge developments associated with these numbers. Many are the cornerstones of grand discoveries and theories. They represent landmarks in the history of intellectual achievement. And the stories of these numbers offer a novel understanding of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and ourselves. Much more than a geewhiz collection of numbers, Cosmic Numbers illuminates why particular numbers are so importantboth to scientists and to the rest of us."Provided by publisher
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xii, 228 pages
 Contents

 The gravitational constant
 The speed of light
 The ideal gas constant
 Absolute zero
 Avogadro's Number
 Electricity and the proportionality constant
 The Boltzmann Constant
 The Planck Constant
 The Schwarzschild Radius
 The efficiency of hydrogen fusion
 The Chandrasekhar Limit
 The Hubble Constant
 Omega
 CODATA note
 Isbn
 9780465021987
 Label
 Cosmic numbers : the numbers that define our universe
 Title
 Cosmic numbers
 Title remainder
 the numbers that define our universe
 Statement of responsibility
 James D. Stein
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children, and continues, for most of us, throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes, and end up balancing check books and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. And there are some numbers whose importance even transcends the supernaturalthese numbers work to explain our universe and how it behaves. In Cosmic Numbers, mathematics professor James Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the great numbers in that define our world. Some numbers, like the speed of light and absolute zero, are well known to the general public. Others, such as Boltzmann's constant and the Chandrasekhar limit, are known only to those with a deep knowledge of science. But these numbers do far more than the average person might dare to imagine: they tell us how this world began, the way we were and the way we are, and what the future holds. Stein reveals the manner in which certain cosmic numbers came to light, the dramatis personae involved, and cuttingedge developments associated with these numbers. Many are the cornerstones of grand discoveries and theories. They represent landmarks in the history of intellectual achievement. And the stories of these numbers offer a novel understanding of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and ourselves. Much more than a geewhiz collection of numbers, Cosmic Numbers illuminates why particular numbers are so importantboth to scientists and to the rest of us."Provided by publisher
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 1941
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Stein, James D.
 Dewey number
 530.11
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QB991.C658
 LC item number
 S74 2011
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Cosmological constants
 Cosmology
 SCIENCE
 MATHEMATICS
 Cosmological constants
 Cosmology
 Cosmology
 Relativitetsteorin
 Matematik
 Cosmological constants
 Cosmology
 Label
 Cosmic numbers : the numbers that define our universe, James D. Stein
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 The gravitational constant  The speed of light  The ideal gas constant  Absolute zero  Avogadro's Number  Electricity and the proportionality constant  The Boltzmann Constant  The Planck Constant  The Schwarzschild Radius  The efficiency of hydrogen fusion  The Chandrasekhar Limit  The Hubble Constant  Omega  CODATA note
 Control code
 ocn701015477
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xii, 228 pages
 Isbn
 9780465021987
 Lccn
 2011008539
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 System control number

 (Sirsi) i9780465021987
 (OCoLC)701015477
 Label
 Cosmic numbers : the numbers that define our universe, James D. Stein
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 The gravitational constant  The speed of light  The ideal gas constant  Absolute zero  Avogadro's Number  Electricity and the proportionality constant  The Boltzmann Constant  The Planck Constant  The Schwarzschild Radius  The efficiency of hydrogen fusion  The Chandrasekhar Limit  The Hubble Constant  Omega  CODATA note
 Control code
 ocn701015477
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xii, 228 pages
 Isbn
 9780465021987
 Lccn
 2011008539
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 System control number

 (Sirsi) i9780465021987
 (OCoLC)701015477
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